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Democracy Now! Wednesday, May 21, 2003


Published May 21, 2003


New York Times Reporter, Chris Hedges was Booed off the Stage and had his Microphone Cut Twice as he Delivered a Graduation Speech on War and Empire at Rockford College in Illinois.
“As I looked out on the crowd, I was witnessing things I had witnessed in the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina or in squares in Belgrade… it breaks my heart when I see it in my country.”


"Rupert Murdoch's Digital Death Star”
As the FCC prepares to unleash the largest wave of media consolidation in U.S. history, Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy discusses Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp move to buy satellite TV giant DirecTV.


Is the Jayson Blair Affair the Low Point in New York Times’ 150-Year History?
Alexander Cockburn asks what about the coverage of Wen Ho Lee and the U.S. invasion of Iraq? He is joined by Danny Schechter in our studio.


Cuba: The Next Regime Change? Florida Governor Jeb Bush Denies Allegations That He is Urging His Brother to Invade Cuba
A talk by Cuba expert and Fidel Castro biographer John Gerassi.


St. Louis Police Stage a 'Pre-emptive Strike' and Arrest 27 Activists Prior to Demonstration
The activist community in St. Louis is still reeling from a string of arrests and building raids that were carried out on Friday, prior to the opening of the Biodevastation7 conference and the World Agricultural Forum.


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